I verb abjure, contravene, decline, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, drop, forbear, gainsay, let go, negate, quit one's hold, rebuff, recall, refuse, refute, reject, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, repulse, retract, say no, spurn, surrender, unclench II index abrogate (annul), adeem, annul, condemn (ban), controvert, countercharge, decline (reject), deny (refuse to grant), disaffirm, disallow, disapprove (reject), disavow, disclaim, disown (deny the validity), forgo, forswear, negate, refuse, refute, reject, renounce, repudiate, set aside (annul), surrender (give back)

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  • Abnegate — Ab ne*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abnegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abnegating}.] [L. abnegatus, p. p. of abnegare; ab + negare to deny. See {Deny}.] To deny and reject; to abjure. Sir E. Sandys. Farrar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abnegate — (v.) 1650s, from L. abnegatus, pp. of abnegare to refuse, deny (see ABNEGATION (Cf. abnegation)). Related: Abnegated; abnegating …   Etymology dictionary

  • abnegate — sacrifice, *forgo, eschew, forbear Analogous words: renounce, *abdicate: surrender, abandon, *relinquish, waive: abstain, *refrain Antonyms: indulge (in) Contrasted words: gratify, delight, regale, rejoice, gladden, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abnegate — [v] renounce abstain, decline, forbear, forgo, give up, refrain, reject; concepts 30,54,195 …   New thesaurus

  • abnegate — ► VERB formal ▪ renounce or reject (something desired or valuable). DERIVATIVES abnegation noun. ORIGIN Latin, from negare deny …   English terms dictionary

  • abnegate — [ab′nə gāt΄] vt. abnegated, abnegating [< L abnegatus, pp. of abnegare < ab , away, from + negare, to deny: see NEGATION] to give up (rights, claims, etc.); renounce abnegator n …   English World dictionary

  • abnegate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: back formation from abnegation Date: 1623 1. deny, renounce < abnegated their God > 2. surrender, relinquish < abnegated her powers > • abnegator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abnegate — abnegation, n. abnegator, n. /ab ni gayt /, v.t., abnegated, abnegating. 1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. 2. to relinquish; give up. [1650 60; < L abnegatus denied (ptp. of abnegare). See AB ,… …   Universalium

  • abnegate — verb /ˈæbnɪɡeɪt/ a) To deny oneself (something); to renounce or give up a right or a claim to something; b) To abjure. See Also: abnegation …   Wiktionary

  • abnegate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. See negation. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. give up, forgo, abstain, renounce, abdicate, refrain, forbear. ANT.: indulge, binge, imbibe …   English dictionary for students

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